BURTON ALBION - NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Forest, as befits former European champions are an ambitious side and are desperate to build on last year's success and maybe put in a challenge for the Premiership this season. They have made a couple of big name signings and Robert Earnshaw and Andy Cole will be starting tonight alongside French defender Guy Moussi, in Forest's first game in the UK. They beat Kickers Offenbach comfortably enough in Germany last week and boss Colin Calderwood is pleased with the squad:
"The boys are in quite nice condition physically. We want them to be at it in the next two games - we won't be able to use the excuse of tired legs because we've conditioned ourselves with those in mind.
They should be up to winning this evening and have added incentive to do so, as big rivals Derby defeated Burton 2-0 at the Pirelli stadium just 5 days ago and they will not wish to fare any less well, this is a big rivalry !
6 points Nottingham Forest -1/2 ball 1.72 asian line.